When raw milk is even suspected of containing bacteria -- even when no one has been sickened -- the feds trumpet it as proof positive that all fresh dairy everywhere is dangerous.

It's pure nonsense, as I just told you.

The government's own numbers show you're far more likely to get ill from eating foods like spinach and meat than raw milk -- but when those foods are found crawling with bacterial filth, you don't hear boo from health officials.

They're too busy covering it up!

In late December, for example, the feds quietly recalled 228,360 pounds of spinach contaminated with potentially deadly E.coli O157:H7 with NO PUBLIC NOTICE at all.

They didn't mention it for more than a month -- and when they finally did, it was in a fine-print notice hidden deep inside a long list of federal announcements.

Shocking? Not at all -- this kind of thing happens all the time. But that's not the only way the feds protect big food processors.

Just a couple of months ago, 68 people were sickened and at least 20 were hospitalized after a bacterial outbreak in 10 states linked to a salmonella outbreak at Taco Bell.

But the CDC refused to name Taco Bell in its report. It was only listed as "restaurant A."

The feds did everything they could to protect Taco Bell despite the fact that the company is a serial offender, linked to at least three outbreaks in the past six years.

On the other hand, my outrage on this one only goes so far. If you eat at Taco Bell, you're pretty much asking for it in the first place.

The contaminated produce is another story, because unless you have your own farm, you have to rely on the supermarket to feed your family. To keep yourself protected from this kind of contamination, I suggest soaking all fruits and vegetables in 3 percent hydrogen peroxide for at least 20 minutes and then rinsing with water.

Don't worry -- you won't taste it a bit.